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| 53 min

In this feature-length documentary, photographer Nance Ackerman describes the havoc prescription painkiller OxyContin wreaked in the already weakened Cape Breton town of Glace Bay. The film guides us through a culture of economic and social depression where we encounter men and women at different stages of dependency. Demystifying the world of the addict while showing us the complex social nexus that led to such despair, Cottonland emphasizes the importance of a collective approach to tackling addiction.

  • director
    Nance Ackerman
  • collaborating director
    Edward Buchanan
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • writer
    Nance Ackerman
  • contributing writer
    Edward Buchanan
  • cinematography
    Alain Dupras
  • editor
    Angela Baker
  • sound
    Aram Kouyoumdjian
    Eva Madden
    Jane Porter
    John Rosborough
    Alex Salter
  • narrator
    Edward Buchanan
  • production supervisor
    Patricia Coughran
  • additional photography
    Edward Buchanan
    Kent Nason
  • consultant
    Monique LeBlanc
  • production stills
    Julé Malet-Veale
  • location manager
    Jan Nathanson
  • original music composer
    Jamie Alexander Alcorn
  • musician
    Nance Ackerman
    Jamie Alexander Alcorn
    David Burton
    Jamie Gatti
  • black and white stills photography
    Nance Ackerman
  • archival research
    Leanne Fitzgerald
    Jan Nathanson
  • post-production supervisor
    Roz Power
  • graphic design
    Roz Power
  • graphic artist
    Melanie Lowe
    Claire Hodge
  • technical coordinator
    Patricia Coughran
  • post-production trainee
    Lillian Loppie
  • sound editor
    John Rosborough
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • video mastering
    Power Post
  • transcription services
    Lisa Clarke
    Bonnie Druhan
  • studio clerk
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • marketing manager
    Amy Stewart Gallant
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin


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